Get ready to MOVE! Registration for the 2019 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events is officially open and there are plenty of reasons to register early. More than 40,000 runners of all ages and abilities are expected to register for the event weekend, scheduled for May 3-5, 2019.
This year, charity runners have the opportunity to secure their spot August 1-5 before general registration opens on August 6. Those passionate runners who are moved to make a difference can earn a FREE race entry for any one of the seven weekend events when they commit to fundraise for a meaningful cause close to their hearts. Click here for more details about the Run for a Reason Charity Program presented by Bank of America.
“We are thrilled that the Run for a Reason Charity Program has become one of the most successful marathon charity programs in the country, with thousands of charity runners raising more than $1 million for over 30 official charities annually,” said Patrice Matamoros, P3R CEO. “We’re opening charity registration early to encourage even more runners to be a part of something huge and make their miles count for more.”
General registration will open August 6 at the guaranteed lowest price of $65 for the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon. FedEx Ground Pittsburgh Marathon Relay teams can also take advantage of the lowest price of $250 when they register on opening day. Plus, anyone who registers during the first 11 hours of opening day will have the chance to win one of 22 prizes courtesy of partners DICK’S Sporting Goods and Brooks Running.
Additionally, runners looking to enhance their race weekend experience can purchase special “deal of the day” bundles August 7-12. Click here for all the details about general registration prices, deals and giveaways.
The 11th DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend includes events for all ages and abilities including the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon, FedEx Ground Pittsburgh Marathon Relay, UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K Run, Pittsburgh Kids Marathon, Pittsburgh Pet Walk and Sheetz Pittsburgh Toddler Trot.
For more information about the Run for a Reason Charity Program presented by Bank of America, visit: www.CrowdRise.com/PittsburghMarathon2019. For more information about the 2019 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, visit: www.ThePittsburghMarathon.com.
About the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
The Pittsburgh Marathon was held annually from 1985-2003. After a five-year hiatus, the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon was relaunched in 2009 and debuted with a sold-out field of 10,000 participants. It has grown each year since, evolving from a single race day into a weekend of events for the whole family that annually attracts almost 40,000 runners. The event will host the USATF Half Marathon Championships for the second time in 2019. Read more at: ThePittsburghMarathon.com
About the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R)
P3R is a nonprofit organization that is passionate about promoting a love of running and enhancing community access to health & fitness education and activities. Best known for organizing the acclaimed annual DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, we also manage a variety of other high-quality races, events, and health and fitness programs throughout the Pittsburgh region. While many of our races attract some of the nation’s highest-profile professional athletes, we offer activities for all ages and ability levels. The only criterion for participation is a desire to be happy, healthy and active! Read more at: P3R.org